What is a Historian?
- Include information from the start the unit
A Historian is a person that looks for information, preferably something or someone in the past, using the information that is available to him/ her. How they would do this is they would try to trace the source of the information just to get to whatever they are trying to find.
Not only do historians look for something in the past, it is also their job to record and properly interpret their information or findings. They have to write why they think that this or that is the answer based on their findings. It is their responsibility to explain and lay out all of the facts so that there is clear reasoning behind the results.
- Include the work you did as a historian for the generations project? What did you have to do? What challenges did you find? What was your message?
For the project, I had to go back in time and think from my grandfather or father’s point of view to express hardships or just emotions in general. I had to pretend I was in their shoes just to be able to explain in detail what it was like for them. There were many things that my grandfather and father told me, but I had to find somethings through researching things based on what they said. For example they gave me the date or a few things that were big back then, and based on that I had to find other things that may have linked or related to that.
I found it challenging to relating a lot of things in detail, especially for my grandfather. It was such a long time ago and often I found it difficult to relate some things to the past. For example it was difficult to find what kind of things were popular in that time where he lived. So that was the main challenge.
- How might technology change the way history is recorded and remembered?
Technology definitely helps us research and record history. Before technology, everyone would have to heavily rely on primary sources. Now with internet, we can find information using secondary sources. Primary sources are of course better, because you can be more specific, but it is easier and you can be more efficient in what you do with the internet overall.
You can store and share information a lot more quickly and easily. If you want to send the information to someone who cares or relates to the topic, the internet is arguably the best way to do it.
- Include visuals (possibly your generations project) and other media to support your ideas.
Humanities City Through Time Reflection
Though my partner and I were a little behind, I think that the managed to finish the assignment. I was able to make the change between the present and the past, But I tried to limit the change that took place so that the landscape did not look too different. It was very specific what the changes were as well. I looked up and tried to find what the apartments, homing or stores looked like in the 1800s of Japan. I was mostly able to make the drawing as accurate as possible.
The annotations were the part of the project that were probably the most difficult to achieve. There were some things that were difficult to find on the internet. For example it was difficult to find a thorough image of a Japanese building in the 1800′s. And also how children were dressed, what they did when they had free time, etc. There were some things that were not completely accurate, such as how a child’s clothing looked like. We just depended on books we have read before and movies that we have seen.
The part of this project that I really had to think about was when I had to make sure the before and after did not look too different as well as similar. I did the best I could to make the two drawing equal and balanced in how it looked. Overall I think that this project was a very interesting one to do because you had to draw the picture by looking at the annotations and making sure that everything matches.
What did you enjoy about this project, and what do you think was a success? On the other hand, what would you like to do differently or what do you think could be improved somehow? How did you contribute to the group?
I think that it was a succes to find valid information that was good to use in the annotations and the drawings. Nest time I think that I would want to do a different country, preferably somewhere in Europe, where the information is very specific. I drew the drawings, I did half of the annotions and I also did some research.
What would be some of the major advantages and disadvantages of living in each time period? Then – which time period would you personally choose to live in, and why?
In that time period, especially in Japan children did not have many responsibilities, sometimes they had eduction, but otherwise they were free to do anything they wanted for the day. I would definitely live in this period of time the 21st century. Because I get eduction and life will probably be a lot more harsh when you become an adult.
Extra credit analysis: What are some ways these maps would have been the same or been different if they showed your own country (or if you’re from England – what if they showed Japan?)?
It was in my own country…..So if it were in a different country such as England, I think that it would look a lot more developed at that point, because they had more inventors and people who were very creative.
Humanities Child Labour Debate Reflection
February 28, 2012, 9:54 am
Filed under: Humanities
I think that I did well to tell everyone what I thought and what my group’s opinion was. I think that I could improve on not getting distracted by the kinds of harsh things that my lawyer wrote. I found it difficult to not laugh when it came to that line in my script. If I were on the other side I would probably ask myself how child labour could possibly be acceptable in our world. Overall I think that I did well enough to get what we had to say done.
I think that child labour should not be allowed. Because if many children have no future when they grow up, there will be a smaller number of adults which could end up very badly. If there are adults, they should work. Even if children are better at those kinds of things, that should not make a difference. Adults should create tools or work hard so that they can achieve the difficult task. The best argument from the side that was for child labour was that “It was the fault of the parents that did not succeed when they were young, forcing the children to work”. There were more arguments that also backed up this argument, but there were too many to explain. From the side that was against child labour I think that they put up a good argument when they said “If there are no children, there is no future”. Overall I cannot think of any realistic reason why child labour is necessary or should be allowed.
My character says that child labour is good and he is for child labour. He is also a doctor so I am assuming that knows that working in factories is unhealthy for the children. I am totally against child labour and I think that it should be the adults who work fifteen or so hours a day. Children should be allowed their free time and they should have the right to have proper education at school.